Rome - The Eternal city

This tour has been designed for those guests who wish to enjoy a complete overview of Rome. You will have the opportunity to drive where large buses are not permitted, allowing you to see more, walk less and capture the “Best of Rome”.

This exclusive tour starts at your hotel and will take you to the Vatican where you will have the chance to explore the richest storehouse of art in the entire world: the Vatican Museums. Walk through the Tapestries and Geographical Maps Galleries, the Candelabra Gallery and the magnificent Raphael Rooms that lead to the 15th century Sistine Chapel which holds an invaluable collection of masterpieces such as Michelangelo’s ceiling painting of the “Creation of the World”.

Enter the vast expanse of St. Peter’s Square through Bernini’s colonnades into Christendom’s largest church resting on 800 pillars and housing 44 altars. See the gilded Papal Canopy suspended over the altar where the Pope celebrates mass, the splendid gilt-bronze throne in the apse and one of the best known pieces of sculpture in the world – the Pieta, Michelangelo’s masterpiece in marble.

Please note that if mass is taking place in the Basilica, the entrance may be restricted. Another thing that you should consider when planning a visit is that the Museums are closed on Saturday afternoon and Sunday (except for the last Sunday of the month) . In these cases the itinerary may be altered to accommodate local conditions.

The tour then goes to Piazza Venezia known for the Victor Emanuel Monument also called the “wedding cake” and for the building that was Mussolini’s headquarters. Climb the steps of the Capitoline hill and enjoy a beautiful panorama of the Roman Forum with the Rostrum where Mark Anthony made his impassioned speech over the body of Julius Cesar.

Your driver can suggest several places where you can enjoy a local lunch with plenty of home-made wine during free time. Stop at the most beautiful fountain in the world: Trevi. Drive by the famous Spanish Steps where the finest shopping street is. Walk through Piazza Navona and do not forget to try the chocolate tartufo gelato. Visit then the imposing structure dated 27 B.C. called Pantheon where the great painter Raphael is buried.

Last stop will be in the most fascinating monument in Rome, a place where 50.000 people could assist to cruel battles between gladiators and wild beasts: the Colosseum. Drive by the impressive Arch of Costantine before your return to the hotel.

Please note that the order of the sights visited may vary according to local conditions and opening hours.

Lunch and admission fees are not included in the shown rate. Please contact us for pricing.